SOUTHWEST RAC MEMBERS

CATEGORY 1 - COMMERCIAL AND COMMODITY INTERESTS

John Reams

Naturita

Energy/Minerals

John Reams is currently enrolled in an aviation sciences program at Mountain States University.  He founded and manages Reams Construction Company, a general contracting firm specializing in commercial and industrial heavy construction in business for over 30 years.  He also founded and manages Tomcat Mining Corporation, an underground contract mining firm specializing in metal/non-metal extraction.  He has served on a Southwest RAC subgroup and as a volunteer fireman and EMT for 27 years.  He also acted as the president of the Fire District Board for 10 years. He serves on the Montrose County Airport Advisory Board, as president of the Western Small Miners Association, and is a member of the Montrose County Transportation Committee.

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Recruitment for this position closed May 2, 2016.  Once the applicant approval process is completed, the web site will reflect the new member's biography.

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Recruitment for this position closed May 2, 2016.  Once the applicant approval process is completed, the web site will reflect the new member's biography.

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Recruitment for this position closed May 2, 2016.  Once the applicant approval process is completed, the web site will reflect the new member's biography.

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Recruitment for this position closed May 2, 2016.  Once the applicant approval process is completed, the web site will reflect the new member's biography.


CATEGORY 2 - ENVIRONMENTAL AND HISTORICAL INTERESTS

Laurie Brandt

Montrose

Dispersed Recreation

Ms. Brandt has been on the board of Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association (COPMOBA) for 11 years and has served on the local Uncompahgre Chapter committee.  She works with public land managers to advocate and fund raise for trails appropriate for mountain bikes.  She also teaches regular mountain bike skills and bike maintenance clinics for the Montrose Recreation District. Additionally, she has served on the Montrose Area Bicycle Alliance board from 2011 to 2013 and has been on the Montrose Bicycle-Pedestrian Task Force from 2012 to present. As a mountain biker with COPMOBA, she has worked with public land managers, cyclists, motorized users, horsemen, trail runners, private land owners, and other entities to work on trail projects. She also provides professional experiences as she’s worked on projects as a geologist with land management agencies.

 Jimbo Buickerood

 Durango

 Environmental

As the San Juan Citizens Alliance's Public Lands Coordinator, Buickerood has participated in BLM NEPA processes for planning and projects throughout Tres Rios Field Office. He also serves as a member of the U.S. Forest Service Secure Rural School Act Resource Advisory Council for the San Juan National Forest.  He is also a founding member of the San Juan Headwaters Forest Health Partnership and a Steering Committee member for the River Protection Workgroup and a member of the five local watershed workgroups (Hermosa, Animas, Los Pinos/Vallecito, Piedra, San Juan).  Additionally, he was an outfitter on BLM lands (UT, AZ, AK, CO) for both land and river activities.

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Recruitment for this position closed May 2, 2016.  Once the applicant approval process is completed, the web site will reflect the new member's biography.

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Recruitment for this position closed May 2, 2016.  Once the applicant approval process is completed, the web site will reflect the new member's biography.

James Dietrich

 Cortez

 Dispersed Recreation

Mr. Dietrich coordinates the Rangeland Stewardship Committee and Public Lands Coordination Commission for Montezuma County.  His duties include consulting and supporting the Montezuma County Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners.  He represents Montezuma County on the Lower Dolores River Management Plan Working Group and has coordinated public stakeholder groups for planning efforts in the county including community wildfire protection planning and county zoning.   Over the course of his 22 year career with the Office of Community Services, he has regularly worked with federal agencies, state agencies, steering committees, advisory groups, town boards, boards of county commissioners, fair boards, tribal councils, museum boards, and department of transportations in four states. He’s worked with the BLM to develop maps and site designs for ATV and OHV vehicles on the Alpine Loop. He also has worked with the Tribes on recreational site designs and facility improvements.

As an in-house landscape architect, Dietrich has worked in a beautification and rehabilitation projects for community and county trail systems, streetscape beautification and development projects, historic interpretation, community parks and recreational facilities.  He has helped with recreation site design, historic preservation projects and interpretative programming. He is also an avid recreationalist who enjoys boating, bicycling, hiking, camping, motorcycle touring, trail riding, hunting, fishing and skiing.


CATEGORY 3 - STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT, INDIAN TRIBES, PUBLIC AT LARGE 

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Recruitment for this position closed May 2, 2016.  Once the applicant approval process is completed, the web site will reflect the new member's biography.

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Recruitment for this position closed May 2, 2016.  Once the applicant approval process is completed, the web site will reflect the new member's biography.

Renzo DelPiccolo

Montrose

State Employee 

Renzo DelPiccolo has a bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology from Colorado State University.  He is an area wildlife manager in Montrose for the Colorado Division of Wildlife (CDOW).  He has extensive post-graduate training in range management, forest management, wildlife management, law enforcement, botany, and education of students and educators.  He is serving as the Department of Natural Resources cooperating agency representative for the Uncompahgre Field Office Resource Management Plan.  He is the southwest representative on the Colorado Wolverine Reintroduction committee.  He is working with energy companies and the BLM on mitigation measures and stipulations, and is working with the BLM and Ute Water Company on a multi-organization trade and transfer-of-use for the Jerry Creek Reservoirs and the Mogensen Fishing Area.  He is negotiating game damage claims with a variety of landowners and livestock operators.  His background includes extensive involvement with Law Enforcement training, investigations, and operations.

Bill Gleason

Montrose

Public at Large

Mr. Gleason is a volunteer at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and served as a member of the city’s Uncompahgre River corridor planning committee.  He also serves as the public-at-large member of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest Resource Advisory Council. This RAC reviews proposals for conservation projects funded by the Secure Rural Schools Act. His resource management background enables him to understand complex management scenarios.  He was a member of the park superintendent’s management team and worked cooperatively with division chiefs to further annual park planning and operation goals. As a retiree, he remains active in public land initiatives as a volunteer.

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Recruitment for this position closed May 2, 2016.  Once the applicant approval process is completed, the web site will reflect the new member's biography.


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Joe Meyer, BLM Southwest District Manager

2465 S. Townsend Ave, Montrose, CO  81401
Phone: (970) 240-5300  |  TDD (970) 240-5366  |  FAX (970) 240-5367

vaarmstrong@blm.gov

Click on the address above for a map showing the location of the Southwest District administrative headquarters.